Acting on the announcement of sustainability strategy of the World Sailing in November 2016, sports, international federation has appointed a group of experts to its first commission of sustainability, which will be headed chaired by Mike Golding OBE.
Golding is one of the most successful and accomplished offshore sailors, he will lead an independent group of experts, distinguished sailors and thought leaders. Every member of this Commission has a passion and desire in common and that is to drive sustainability within marine and the sailing industry forward.
The members of The World Sailing Sustainability Commission (WSSC) include:
Mike Golding OBE from Great Britain, he is the Chairman of the commission, Mark Orams from New Zealand, Jill Savery from the United States Of America, Will Oxley from Australia, Stratis Andreadis from Greece, James Blake from Great Britain, Emily Penn from Great Britain, Stephanie Draper from Great Britain.
Furthermore, Program manager of Sustainability commission is Dan Reading he has been appointed in this position by the World Sailing, he joins this position from the British Marine and Royal Yachting Association environmental program.
He was the Sustainability Manager for the London 2012 Olympic and the Sailing Competition of Paralympic. On his appointed with the Sustainability commission Reading commented that when I got this news that I have been appointed for such a crucial position, I was thrilled. I am extremely happy that World Sailing has considered me as capable of taking this responsibility. I am ready to take this responsibility and look forward to work with the network of World Sailing.”
“I have a natural passion for protecting the environment and I also enjoy being in the water. I am aware of thousands of sailors all over the world who want work in the area and want to reduce their environmental impact, meanwhile raising awareness for global issues like this.”